Spanish nationality

TCLanguages is an examination centre for the DELE A2, the Official Diploma of Spanish language, in Almuñécar, necessary to obtain Spanish nationality.


Candidates to Spanish citizenship

On 11 June 2015, Spain’s Congress of Deputies passed an act of parliament whereby Spanish citizenship can be awarded to Sephardim of Spanish origin who can prove as much and demonstrate special links to Spain. Among other requirements, to demonstrate these links, applicants must pass two tests designed and administered by Instituto Cervantes in accordance with its governing legislation. Nationals of countries or territories where Spanish is not an official language must demonstrate their command of Spanish by obtaining a DELE—a Spanish-language diploma granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport—at level A2 or higher.

You can find more information on how to obtain this diploma on these pages:

As well as holding a DELE Spanish-language diploma, applicants for Spanish citizenship must meet other requirements, including demonstrating their knowledge of constitutional, social and cultural aspects of Spanish life by passing a test (known as the ‘CCSE test’) designed especially for this purpose by Instituto Cervantes.

  • To find out about the requirements involved in the different ways of acquiring Spanish citizenship, visit the Ministry of Justice website.
  • For information on the registration procedure and further details about the CCSE test on constitutional, social and cultural aspects of Spanish life, visit


Registration for the exam is made through the Cervantes Institute page

Candidates should create a username and password and select country: Spain and city: Almuñécar.
Once registered, on the same page candidates may access examination material and information on how to do each part of the exam.

Exam results arrive between 1 and 3 months after taking the exam.